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The BESST way to judge IVF success

...a have proposed a radical new way of measuring the success of IVF clinics: by the percentage of single babies...th 38 premature singletons, this left 290 births-a success rate of 11 per cent. The team calls this the BESST rate, for Birth Emphasising a Successful Singlet...

Cancer markers news backgrounder: Future of cancer diagnosis, treatment lies in tumor 'barcode'

...ve years," he says. Still, the field is buoyed by success stories, such as the drug Gleevec, which is designed to shut down the crucial genetic/protein pathway involved in chronic myeloid leukemia and another rare cancer of the gastrointestinal tract, called gastrointestinal stromal tumor. Herceptin treats ...

National survey finds U.S. public enthusiastic about cancer screening

...ns will see our results as welcome evidence of the success of public health campaigns for widely recommended cancer screening tests," the researchers write. "Others 'will see disturbing evidence that these same campaigns have communicated a misleadingly simple and one-sided message' a message that discourag...

Methamphetamine withdrawal associated with brain changes seen in mood disorders

.... The findings suggest practitioners could improve success rates for methamphetamine users receiving addiction treatment by also providing therapy for depression and anxiety in appropriate individuals. The study is published in the January 2004 issue of the journal Archives of General Psychiatry. "Methamph...

Stevens' Cattabiani helps link doctors, hospitals worldwide

...utreach" in Zrenjanin, Serbia, was inspired by the success of earlier expeditions to other regions of the world. It began with a request for support from a former graduate student of Cattabiani's, Veljko Popov, and the team of surgeons working at a charity hospital, the St. John Hospital for Special Surgical...

Texas A&M scientists clone world's first deer

...EGE STATION -- In what is believed to be the first success of its kind, researchers at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M University have cloned a white-tailed deer. A fawn, named "Dewey," after Duane Kraemer, one of the researchers, was born to a surrogate mother several months ago. The fawn...

Early promise for steroid-free liver transplantation in children

...nt-Luc University, Brussels, Belgium, compared the success of liver transplantation under steroid-free immunosuppression in 20 children with a group of 20 historical controls (children who had been previously given steroids for liver transplantation). Children not given steroids had reduced rates of graft re...

Combination, order of anti-HIV drugs make a difference in first-time recipients

...FV, and so on. The primary measure of a sequence's success was the amount of time before the second regimen f... second regimen. Therefore, the primary measure of success was the amount of time before the initial treatment failed (compared with two failures of the sequen...

USP's hospital medication error report supports key patient safety goals

...tals to implement corrective actions and track the success of internal system changes. Health care systems use MEDMARX to track and trend error data from MEDMARX- member health care facilities. This database is the largest to capture potential and actual errors before they reach the patient. Participating ho...

More doubts over value of defibrillators

...t improved dispatch procedures should increase the success of the programme. In the second study, researchers calculated the cost efficiency of locating defibrillators in all major airports, railway stations, and bus stations across Scotland. They concluded that public place defibrillators exceed the commonl...

Researchers use crippled poliovirus to attack brain cancer

...ne. The key to Gromeier's success has been disabling the poliovirus' ability to kill normal brain cells while retaining its ability to kill cancer cells in the brain. To do so, Gromeier's team swapped a critical genetic element from the common cold "rhinovirus" with the corresponding...

Freezing technique kills majority of small malignant breast cancers

... cryoablation. She also stresses that the initial success of the technique in malignant cancer does not mean that cryoablation should be seen as a final treatment yet. Patients in the trial, and those in future trials, need lumpectomy to assess the effectiveness of the cryoablation. In addition, as with con...

News for moms-to-be with preeclampsia: Hospital choice helps avoid a cesarean delivery

... tertiary hospitals may allow greater attempts and success with vaginal delivery among women with preeclampsia compared with primary or secondary hospitals," writes Dorothea Mostello, M.D., assistant professor of obstetrics, gynecology and women's health at Saint Louis University School of Medicine. Between ...

Rensselaer to open new Terahertz Research Center

...ng. The Institute is especially well known for its success in the transfer of technology from the laboratory to the marketplace so that new discoveries and inventions benefit human life, protect the environment, and strengthen economic development. BACKGROUND : TIME : 10 a.m.: Media tour of new...

Duke cardiologists offer new view of link between aging, atherosclerosis

...age -- people who can repair with a high degree of success can withstand more damage and live longer." Earlier this year (Circulation, July 29, 2003), Duke researchers discovered that a major outcome of aging is an unexpected failure of the bone marrow to produce progenitor cells needed to repair and rejuven...

New standard proposed for coronary artery calcium screening

...rs who are the same age and gender. "The clinical success of CT scanners for detecting and quantifying coronary artery calcium requires some method of assessing patient risk based on calcium burden, patient age and gender," Dr. McCollough said. Recent studies have shown that the presence of calcium in the ...

New drug to treat enlarged prostate developed at UCL

...n Institute for Biomedical Research, and the early success of this project underlines the importance of collaborative research between academics and clinicians in achieving this goal. The practical application of UCL research is one of this University's great strengths."...

Combining medication, family counseling improves treatment outcome for men who abuse heroin

...ved outcomes in male heroin abusers. A key to the success was family support of the heroin abusers' use of naltrexone, which, while it blocks the "high" associated with heroin use, is prescribed rarely because few patients who abuse heroine have been willing to take it, said William Fals-Stewart, Ph.D., lea...

Pfizer's VFEND(R) receives FDA approval for treatment of esophageal candidiasis

...VFEND or fluconazole. Those treated with VFEND had success rates of 98 percent compared to 95 percent for fluconazole. Both VFEND and fluconazole had acceptable tolerability and safety. VFEND was discovered by Pfizer researchers and was developed to address the unmet medical need for more effective and bett...

Debate on payments to potential kidney donors: Yes or no?

... the increase in patients waiting for kidneys, the success of kidney transplantations from non-related live donors, and the low supply of kidneys from all sources," says William Bennett, MD, who will be presenting highlights of this CNC at a transplantation news briefing from 12:15 1:15 p.m. on Friday, Nove...

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